What is an indigo Child?
As a summary, here are the ten attributes that best describe this new kind of child, the Indigo Child:
They come into the world with a feeling of royalty (and often act like it)
They have a feeling of "deserving to be here," and are surprised when others don't share that.
Self-worth is not a big issue. They often tell the parents "who they are."
They have difficulty with absolute authority (authority without explanation or choice).
They simply will not do certain things; for example, waiting in line is difficult for them.
They get frustrated with systems that are ritually oriented and don't require creative thought.
They often see better ways of doing things, both at home and in school, which makes them seem like "system busters" (nonconforming to any system).
They seem antisocial unless they are with their own kind. If there are no others of like consciousness around them, they often turn inward, feeling like no other human understands them. School is often extremely difficult for them socially.
They will not respond to "guilt" discipline ("Wait till your father gets home and finds out what you did").
They are not shy in letting you know what they need.
How can you tell if you are an Indigo?
A good way to "test" yourself is to answer the following:
Are you always searching for your greater purpose in life but feel like the world isn't set up for your kind?
Do you sometimes feel wise beyond your years?
Do you have trouble conforming to the ways of society?
Do you feel out of place in today's world?
Do you perceive the world very differently than most people around you?
Do you have strong intuition about certain things that most others do not?
Do you often feel misunderstood when you try to talk to people about what's real?
Are you a truth seeker?
Do you feel like you were born to accomplish a special mission in life?
Do you feel isolated and alone in your beliefs?
Misunderstood by family?
Do you feel anti-social unless you are with people of like mind?
Are you emotionally sensitive?
Did you have a difficult childhood?
Do you often feel disempowered by too much authority?
Who Are the Indigo Children?
Indigo children are the next step in our evolution. Up until recently, we have evolved as a biological species which searched for spirituality outside itself. But, along with the birth of these new children comes an exciting new evolutionary variation. The Indigo children are born with a biological connection to their own spirituality! They are a bridge to the next plane of humanity in which it is understood that spirituality is a fundamental human biological attribute. What does this mean? It means that part of what makes humanity tick is the spiritual seed within each of us. Even those of us who choose not to acknowledge our own spirituality are still contributing to the overall human experience which is spiritual in nature! The Indigos are simply one step closer, biologically, to the God-Self which exists within us and connects us all. Contrary to much of the publicized information about them, Indigo children are not smarter, happier, more creative, or "better" in any way than children who do not carry the Indigo resonance. In fact, the only trait that can be consistently found in every Indigo child, that which sets him or her apart from others, is a heightened sensitivity to surrounding energies. The Indigo's body is very much like a chemistry experiment. If too much or too little of one ingredient or another is added, the experiment will fail. Practically, this means that when a child (or adult) who carries the Indigo resonance comes into contact with environmental energies that are not matching and supportive, he or she can easily fall out of balance. Imbalance usually takes the form of physical or emotional illness. There is no checklist of attributes which can be universally applied to test whether or not a child carries the Indigo resonance. The name "Indigo" is derived from observations of biofields. Each of us has an electromagnetic field which surrounds and supports the physical body. Within this field are the various "life colors" we carry. Before about 1965, the color indigo was not a life color in the human biofield. A very few people carried a strand of indigo. These few became the parents of the first Indigo children. So, these children are fairly new. However, despite this new indigo color identified in the biofields of these new children, it would be a mistake to spiritually elevate the Indigo children above other children or adults. Yes, the Indigos have some very important work to do in this life, but so does everyone else. In fact, placing Indigos on a pedestal would, paradoxically, contradict the purpose for which they came to Earth and would most likely result in imbalance. So, what is the purpose of the Indigo children? The Indigos are very much a transitional generation, placed here as a bridge during this amazing chapter in our collective human experience. Their purpose is to bridge the gap between the old and the new. They are a unique blend of third-dimensional old energy existence, and the imminent shift into the new energy's higher dimensional ways of being. They stand as a beacon of hope for the future, ushering in a time of love, strength, and peace. Many Indigos will have great third-dimensional challenges in this life. Because there are so few parents and educators who understand what is happening, there will continue to be friction between the old and the new. But, just as the struggles of the generations before allowed for the introduction of these amazing new children, so too, will the Indigos' struggles pave the way for the generations to follow. The Indigo children will force parents to re-evaluate their parenting strategies and educators to re-structure their schools. The Indigos will be a force of love which will quietly, but surely bring about changes in the way we relate to one another. They will force changes on a mass scale, away from competition, toward cooperation. And when they're finished, something really exciting will begin to happen…
© Copyright 2000 by Jessica Bernstein.
What are Indigo and Crystal Children
How do you know if you, or someone you know, is an Indigo or Crystal Child or Adult?
We will describe the main features and characteristics of these people. But we want to stress that the Indigo/Crystal phenomenon is the next step in our evolution as a human species. We are all, in some way, becoming more like the Indigo and Crystal people. They are here to show us the way, and so the information can be applied more generally to all of us as we make the transition to the next stage of our growth and evolution. The Indigo Children have been incarnating on the Earth for the last 100 years. The early Indigos were pioneers and wayshowers. After World War II, a significant number were born, and these are the Indigo adults of today. However, in the 1970s a major wave of Indigos was born, and so we have a whole generation of Indigos who are now in their late twenties and early thirties who are about to take their place as leaders in the world. Indigos continued to born up to about 2000, with increasing abilities and degrees of technological and creative sophistication. The Crystal Children began to appear on the planet from about 2000, although some date them slightly earlier. These are extremely powerful children, whose main purpose is to take us to the next level in our evolution, and reveal to us our inner power and divinity. They function as a group consciousness rather than as individuals, and they live by the" Law of One" or Unity Consciousness. They are a powerful force for love and peace on the planet. The Indigo and Crystal Adults are composed of two groups. Firstly, there are those who were born as Indigos and are now making the transition to Crystal. This means they undergo a spiritual and physical transformation that awakens their "Christ" or "Crystal" consciousness and links them with the Crystal children as part of the evolutionary wave of change. The second group is those who were born without these qualities, but have acquired or are in the process of acquiring them through their own hard work and the diligent following of a spiritual path. Yes, this means that all of us have the potential to be part of the emerging group of "human angels".
The following extract describes the difference between Indigo and Crystal Children. It is from Doreen Virtue's article, Indigo and Crystal Children:
The first thing most people notice about Crystal Children is their eyes, large, penetrating, and wise beyond their years. Their eyes lock on and hypnotize you, while you realize your soul is being laid bare for the child to see. Perhaps you've noticed this special new "breed" of children rapidly populating our planet. They are happy, delightful and forgiving. This generation of new lightworkers, roughly ages 0 through 7, are like no previous generation. Ideal in many ways, they are the pointers for where humanity is headed ... and its a good direction! The older children (approximately age 7 through 25), called "indigo Children", share some characteristics with the Crystal Children. Both generations are highly sensitive and psychic, and have important life purposes. The main difference is their temperament. Indigos have a warrior spirit, because their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no longer serve us. They are here to quash government, educational, and legal systems that lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and fiery determination. Those adults who resist change and who value conformity may misunderstand the Indigos. They are often mislabeled with psychiatric diagnoses of Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Sadly, when they are medicated, the Indigos often lose their beautiful sensitivity, spiritual gifts and warrior energy..........In contrast, the Crystal Children are blissful and even-tempered. Sure, they may have tantrums occasionally, but these children are largely forgiving and easy-going. The Crystals are the generation who benefit from the Indigos trailblazing. First, the Indigo Children lead with a machete, cutting down anything that lacks integrity. Then the Crystal Children follow the cleared path, into a safer and more secure world. The terms "Indigo" and "Crystal" were given to these two generations because they most accurately describe their aura colours and energy patterns. Indigo children have a lot of indigo blue in their auras. This is the colour of the "third eye chakra", which is the energy center inside the head located between the two eyebrows. This chakra regulates clairvoyance, or the ability to see energy, visions, and spirits. Many of the Indigo children are clairvoyant The Crystal Children have opalescent auras, with beautiful multi-colours in pastel hues. This generation also shows a fascination for crystals and rocks...... Indigo Children can sense dishonesty, like a dog can sense fear. Indigos know when they're being lied to, patronized, or manipulated. And since their collective purpose is to usher us into a new world of integrity, the Indigos inner lie-detectors are integral. As mentioned before, this warrior spirit is threatening to some adults. And the Indigos are unable to conform to dysfunctional situations at home, work, or school. They don't have the ability to dissociate from their feelings and pretend like everything's okay ...unless they are medicated or sedated. Crystal Children's innate spiritual gifts are also misunderstood. Specifically, their telepathic abilities which lead them to talk later in life. In the new world which the Indigos are ushering in, we will all be much more aware of our intuitive thoughts and feelings. We won't rely so much upon the spoken or written word. Communication will be faster, more direct, and more honest, because it will be mind to mind. Already, increasing numbers of us are getting in touch with our psychic abilities. Our interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high, accompanied by books, television shows, and movies on the topic. So, it's not surprising that the generation following the Indigos are incredibly telepathic. Many of the Crystal Children have delayed speech patterns, and its not uncommon for them to wait until they're 3 or 4 years old to begin speaking. But parents tell me they have no trouble communicating with their silent children. Far from it! The parents engage in mind-to-mind communication with their Crystal Children. And the Crystals use a combination of telepathy, self-fashioned sign language, and sounds (including song) to get their point across.
The trouble comes about when the Crystals are judged by medical and educational personnel as having "abnormal" speaking patterns. It's no coincidence that as the number of Crystals are born, that the number of diagnoses for autism is at a record high.
It's true that the Crystal Children are different from other generations. But why do we need to pathologize these differences? If the children are successfully communicating at home, and the parents aren't reporting any problems... then why try to make a problem? The diagnostic criteria for autism is quite clear. It states that the autistic person lives in his or her own world, and is disconnected from other people. The autistic person doesn't talk because of an indifference to communicating with others. Crystal Children are quite the opposite. They are among the most connected, communicative, caring and cuddly of any generation. They are also quite philosophical and spiritually gifted. And they display an unprecedented level of kindness and sensitivity to this world. Crystal Children spontaneously hug and care for people in need. An autistic person wouldn't do that! In my book "The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children", I wrote that ADHD should stand for Attention Dialed into a Higher Dimension. This would more accurately describe that generation. In the same vein, Crystal Children don't warrant a label of autism. They aren't autistic! They're AWE-tistic! These children are worthy of awe, not labels of dysfunction. If anyone is dysfunctional, it's the systems that aren't accommodating the continuing evolution of the human species. If we shame the children with labels, or medicate them into submission, we will have undermined a heaven-sent gift. We will crush a civilization before its had time to take roots. Fortunately, there are many positive solutions and alternatives. And the same heaven that sent us the Crystal Children can assist those of us who are advocates for the children.........
Indigos/Crystals/Star Children have been known to:
Feel like accomplishing greater purposes in life, but feel the world isn’t set up for their kind, and rejects them/ they reject it.
Show a huge, seemingly spiteful rejection for stratified and dogmatic religions such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam.
Are/feel wise beyond their years.
Have trouble following orders and/or conforming to the ways of society.
Feel out of place.
Perceive the world different than most people.
Have a strong intuition.
Feel misunderstood when they try to talk to people about what’s real.
Feel like kings/queens.
They are truth seekers.
Feel like they were born to accomplish great things in life.
Feel isolated and alone in their paradigm or beliefs.
Feel very close to their biological mothers, "a friend" almost.
Sit in the lotus position (or any other yogic position) since early age.
Feel anti social unless they are with people of like mind.
Are emotionally sensitive, even though they don’t show it.
Had/Have a difficult childhood.
Feel disempowered by too much authority.
Are vegetarians or limit their meat consumption.
Feel attracted to the name Lucifer.
Feel a huge sense of loyalty to said name.
Often have vivid dreams.
Day dream a lot.
They find themselves angry or frustrated for no apparent reason/mood swings.
A good taste in music.
They like quality.
Attracted to ancient Greece/Macedon/Summeria or any other unique ancient civilization.
Are attracted to people or archetypes which have been deemed negative or evil by modern society, such as Hitler, Satan, Vlad. Etc.
Creative and artistic or highly intelligent.
Overly sensitive and/or closed off and separated from the world around him.
Get sick very easily.
Never get sick.
Refer to people as "Humans."
School and home work is especially frustrating.
Spoke of different lands or diseased people when he was little.
Strong character even scary or imposing presence.
Respond to the word Seraphim, Shamaya, Shambalah.
Talk of past lifes when young, but forget as they grow older.
The Indigo has a reputation for possessing really deep blue eyes, this however is not always the case.
Often times, it is hard to tell whether the indigo is a boy or a girl, an adult or a young child.
Are extremely touchy about personal space, sense of property and privacy.
Tend to move or walk slow, as if moving through water.
Simply being near an indigo for a moderate period of time tends to lead to a change of perspective, spiritual or otherwise.
Hide from people during their early years, ages 1-4.
A very prominent Indigo writer describes the indigo presence as; "when you are around the indigo, one gets the feeling of being in the presence of someone with considerable authority, yet, in reality they are teenage children that possess none.".